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Aviation Technology/Professional Pilot (APPAO.S.AAS)

  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: Aviation Technology
This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Technology/Professional Pilot and is designed for students who want to pursue a career as a professional pilot. The student, having completed this course work, will have the background, skills and FAA credentials to enter the aviation industry as a professional pilot or continue towards obtaining an aviation bachelor's degree. Students may choose fixed wing or helicopter pilot pathways. The curriculum in the Professional Pilot program is rigorous and is designed for full time students to complete in 4 semesters. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Enrollment in the flight lab courses is limited and priority will be given to fulltime, degree seeking students. Part time students will be admitted on a space available basis. The student must obtain a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 2nd class medical certificate prior to enrolling in any of the flight labs. In addition to standard tuition fees there are additional course and lab fees for each of the flight labs in the program. The flight lab fees are structured to cover the costs associated with the minimum flying hours required for each FAA certificate. Any additional flying time costs beyond the FAA minimums covered by the flight lab fee must be borne by the student. See the Department for the latest course and flight lab fee costs.